‘STEP SISTERS’ GETS INTO FORMATION WITH BREAKOUT ENSEMBLE CAST:
MEGALYN ECHIKUNWOKE(Left), EDEN SHER(Above), LYNDON SMITH(Right),
GAGE GOLIGHTLY, NIA JERVIER, ALESSANDRA TORRESANI, MARQUE RICHARDSON, NATURI NAUGHTON
AND MATT MCGORRY
Principal Photography Begins June 1
Dance Comedy Expected to Hit Theatres in 2017
Broad Green Pictures announces the cast of Step Sisters (previously titled Ain’t No Half Steppin), written by Chuck Hayward (“Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life,” “One Big Happy,” “Bent”). The ensemble cast includes star Megalyn Echikunwoke (“90210,”“House of Lies”), Eden Sher (“The Middle”), Lyndon Smith (Secret in Their Eyes, “Parenthood”), Gage Golightly (“Red Oaks,”“Teen Wolf”), Nia Jervier (Dear White People), Alessandra Torresani (“The Big Bang Theory”), Marque Richardson (Dear White People, All the Way), Naturi Naughton (“Power”, Notorious) and Matt McGorry (“Orange Is the New Black,” “How to Get Away with Murder”).
The upbeat comedy is being directed by Charles Stone (Drumline) and produced by Matt Alvarez (Straight Outta Compton, the Ride Along franchise), Lena Waithe (“Masters of None” series regular, Dear White People, Showtime’s “The Chicago Project”) and Benjamin Cory Jones (Hand of God). Broad Green Pictures’ Josh Reinhold is an executive producer.
Principal photography begins in Atlanta on June 1; the film is expected to hit theatres in 2017.
Step Sisters centers on an ambitious black sorority girl (Echikunwoke) who, in order to get admitted to the law school of her dreams, agrees to cross cultural lines and teach the exclusive art of black Greek stepping to a band of wild, party-obsessed white sorority girls whose charter is about to be revoked.
Echikunwoke is represented by UTA, Smith and McGorry by Gersh, Golightly by ICM Partners, Jervier by Glick Agency, Naughton by Innovative Artists, Sher by Paradigm, Torresani by Don Buchwald & Associates and Richardson by LINK Entertainment.
The Director of Photography is Christopher Baffa, ASC (“Glee,” Next Friday), the Production Designer is Jeffrey Pratt Gordon (Wedding Crashers, National Treasure: Book of Secrets), the Casting Director is Victoria Thomas (The Hateful Eight, Straight Outta Compton), the Choreographer is Aakomon “AJ” Jones (Pitch Perfect franchise, How to Be Single), the Costume Designer is Lorraine Coppin (“Greenleaf,” Madea’s Witness Protection).